Chicago police shooting: CPD officer shot dead by wife near O’Hare

Authorities say an off-duty Chicago police officer died Tuesday night after he was shot by his wife, who is also a CPD officer, on the Northwest Side.

The shooting took place in the 8500-block of West Winona Street near O’Hare International Airport shortly before 8 p.m., inside a home.

The 44-year-old male officer “sustained a gunshot wound to the body. He was transported to Lutheran General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

It was not immediately clear if a suspect is in custody. The investigation is being handled by Area Five detectives and COPA, police said.

A funeral procession for the fallen officer was held early Wednesday morning, as his body was taken from Lutheran General to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Neither Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown nor Mayor Lori Lightfoot immediately responded to requests for comment on the incident.